Cedar and Gold is an Indigenous, family-run organization. We are dedicated to promoting an authentic way of living through connection to self, nature, ceremony and a vibrant community.
Jessica is Kwakwaka'wakw from the Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, BC. She is a proud mother, Indigenous health advocate, and yoga teacher based in Montreal, QC. Education has provided Jessica with an enriched understanding of the human body and it's healing capacity - from her studies in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, to her yoga training at YYoga and Semperviva in Vancouver, and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at McGill University. She is currently completing a Yoga Therapy certification and integrating this approach into her practice. Yoga and fitness have provided a moving meditation for Jessica. Through alignment, breath and traditional wisdom from her Indigenous roots - she weaves the natural and supernatural realms into her teaching style to create a sacred space for individuals to connect to themselves and their surroundings.
Vincent is from Montreal, QC, of Huron-Wendat and Quebecois heritage. He is a family man, creative powerhouse, and entrepreneur. With over a decade of experience as a multidisciplinary artist. Vincent is passionate about working with his hands, creating custom cedar boxes with his growing brand Cedar Stories. He is dedicated to sharing his skills and passion with youth. He proudly pioneered the integration of arts in the Restorative Justice system in Vancouver, which ties in arts and Indigenous values into the healing process. Vincent offers youth and adults practices for self-development through art and craftsmanship. With his explorations in meditation, ceremonies and his urban roots, Vincent offers fresh, no-nonsense and experiential approach. He brings youthful energy when collaborating with his wife, Jessica to connect their love for artistry and natural health.
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